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mistake

noun [C]  /mɪˈsteɪk/ us  
an action or decision that is wrong or produces a result that is not correct or not intended: We all make mistakes. [+ to infinitive] It was a mistake to come to this restaurant without a reservation.by mistake By mistake means unintentionally: I’m sorry – I must have dialed your number by mistake.

mistake

verb [T]  /mɪˈsteɪk/ ( past tense mistook  /mɪˈstʊk/, past participle mistaken  /mɪˈsteɪ·kən/) us  
to be wrong about or fail to recognize something or someone: [T always + adv/prep] I called Karen and mistook her mother for her (= I thought I was speaking to Karen when I was speaking to her mother).
Translations of “mistake”
in Korean 실수…
in Arabic خَطأ…
in French prendre pour, confondre avec, se tromper sur…
in Turkish hata, yanlış, kusur…
in Italian errore, sbaglio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 錯誤, 過失…
in Russian ошибка…
in Polish błąd, pomyłka…
in Spanish confundir, equivocarse, entender mal…
in Portuguese engano, equívoco, erro…
in German verwechseln, sich irren…
in Catalan equivocació, error…
in Japanese 間違い…
in Chinese (Simplified) 错误, 过失…
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